How to Unplug the Electoral College and Eliminate Gerrymandering

otmTwo prominent topics in yesterday’s monthly CG4TX meeting (12 November) were

  • the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as a way to neutralize the Electoral College, which allows a candidate to win the Presidency while losing the popular vote, as happened in the elections of 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016.
  • multi-member U.S. House districts, in which representatives would be elected by ranked-choice voting, as a means of reducing the effectiveness of gerrymandering.

In a nice coincidence, the same topics were discussed in one segment of this weekend’s episode of On The Media by OTM co-host Brooke Gladstone and Rob Richie, executive director of

About Hamilton Richards

I retired in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days I volunteer technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (, Integrity Texas (, and several friends.
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